Better Together

posted by Sharon March 26, 2013 32 Comments

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.  ~Rachel Carson

Spring here this week is decked in purples, all shades.

The purples on their own delight. What I noticed the other day, though, was that the purples can be even more stunning in contrast to the yellow, reds, whites, and pinks around them.

Sometimes the complementary color comes in the same bloom. Yellow and purple certainly please the eye.

Look at the beauty of this deep velvety bloom, with its tiny streaks of brightness, just enough to make you notice the dark flowers.

Right before my trip to find these flowers, I heard an interview with a British theologian, N.T. Wright. He said instead of people crushing each other, he’d like to see people finding common ground and going from there. We can exchange ideas and maybe disagree. But instead of seeing what we don’t like in others, how about finding something we can share?

So this week I’m seeing the wonder of purples and all the colors that show it off to best advantage. That’s a good way for us to see each other, isn’t it? We are different but we can be complementary. We can be better together.

How about you? What are you noticing in the beauties and mysteries of the earth around you?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesdays,Tuesday Muse, and Communal Global.

Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s textures Cora and Let Go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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32 Comments

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Leave It To Davis March 26, 2013 at 5:17 am

Beautiful picutres to go with beautiful thoughts!

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Marie-AZ March 26, 2013 at 5:44 am

What bright and happy faces your flowers have! The colors are delicious, and they make me want to dive into them for joy! Loved the thoughts you shared as well. My motto is “Be kind to each other. We’re all in this together!”

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Paul O'Rourke. March 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

Beautiful shots of really beautiful flowers. Seen on Kent Weakley Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Paul.

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Barbara March 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

Gorgeous set of flowers and such a beautiful quote to match. Those Violets make my heart sing!

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Anne Payne March 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

Gorgeous flowers! I love all the shades of lavender. Thanks for sharing spring in your area.

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Molly March 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

Oh lucky you… we are blanketed in snow again! I can not wait to enjoy the spring flowers when they do finally appear

Mollyxxx

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Pieni lintu March 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

Oh how I miss summer and summer flowers!!

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Kerri March 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

These are lovely!

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Nancy March 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

You certainly have brightened my day with your images of beautiful flowers and I love your thoughts on us finding common ground instead of our differences…

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kim March 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The pansies are so pretty!

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Sharon | the teacup incident March 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm

What a breath of fresh spring air! Thank you for sharing them.

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Earl March 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Thank you for Spring. I still have snow on the ground. Your photos bring the right way for it to be.

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barbara carroll March 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

What a delightful breath of spring! Gorgeous color!

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Nancy March 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Wow — nature certainly knows how to put the best colors together. These are amazing captures!

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tinajo March 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Such gorgeous flowers, I long for late spring and summer SO much! 🙂

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Gracie March 26, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Look at all these beauties! Amazing colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing the cheer.
I cannot wait for the snow on my backyard to melt so I can start planting.

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Desktop DreamsViv March 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

So gorgeous love the dark purple so looking forward to some Spring weather,,,

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Sherry Galey March 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

What a fantastic display of floral beauty. So hopeful and joyful. Love your reflections too.

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Linda R March 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

So many gorgeous flowers here.. They make me smile..

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Nicki March 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Pansies are like little smiling faces and daises have become my new favorite flower in the past year or two. Before we know it we too will be awash in summer flowers wondering where Spring went.

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Karla Laura Smith March 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Yes I agree, I like colors that compliment each other as you shared a delightful example.

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Evelyn in Oregon March 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Oh, the wealth of color! I had to visit some other posts to see where you live to have such beautiful flowers already…..California? I’m feeling that we’re never going to get out of late-winter here in NE Oregon. Beautiful purples….love them. And I agree with the theologian’s observations about finding common ground. Our country seems to be so locked into our differences.

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Dotti March 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

OMGosh! This is the most beautiful collection of spring flowers I’ve seen this season! Simply gorgeous. And I’m blown away by the subtle use of the textures. Love it.

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latane barton March 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

those flowers are amazing. After such a cold and dreary winter they would make anyone smile.

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Carol March 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Such beauty – just love spring! Great post and great photos.

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Pat March 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Lovely, colorful pansies!

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that's the way the cornbread crumbles March 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Lovely photos -bright and cheery and colorful. We are weeks away from flowers yet but we wait anxiously

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Beverly March 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Oh the sweetest flower – pansies and violas! So pretty..I love purple flowers and you have shown some real beauties here.

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Janine March 27, 2013 at 2:23 am

Gorgeous shots!

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jade March 27, 2013 at 3:28 am

It sure looks like spring is coming to your neighborhood! Such a pretty riot of color!

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Elissa Dee March 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Beautiful pansies… Spring certainly seems to have arrived with you, can you tell her to pop over to the UK now please? She’s very late arriving here!

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geetlee March 31, 2013 at 6:37 am

Isn’t spring such a wonderful time? Beautiful photographs. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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